Ten­e­ment col­lapses after huge fire breaks out in gro­cery shop

Scottish Daily Mail - - Comment - By Lucinda Cameron

A TEN­E­MENT build­ing col­lapsed after a fierce blaze ripped through a gro­cery store yes­ter­day.

Emer­gency services were called to re­ports of a fire at the Straw­berry and Spice Gar­den gro­cery in Al­bert Drive, Glas­gow, around 11.30pm on Sun­day.

Roads in the area were closed as emer­gency services worked through the night to deal with the in­ci­dent in the Pol­lok­shields area of the city.

Residents were re­moved from the flats above the shop as fire crews tack­led the blaze, and one man was taken to hospi­tal suf­fer­ing from smoke in­hala­tion. Emer­gency

services do not be­lieve any­one was in­side the build­ing when it col­lapsed.

First Min­is­ter Ni­cola Stur­geon vis­ited the scene to show her sup­port and later praised the emer­gency services.

Nearby Pol­lok­shields Early Years Cen­tre was shut be­cause it had no elec­tric­ity fol­low­ing the blaze, while Pol­lok­shields Pri­mary School and Pol­lok­shields Li­brary were also closed.

Po­lice said that in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the blaze were con­tin­u­ing.

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